Thursday, August 11, 2016

Overland Trail Marker, Carbon County Wyoming

This is the second time recently we've put up an Overland Trail marker here.  The other one was in Albany County.

For some reason, the southerly route of the Overland Trail always takes me by surprise.  It really shouldn't however, as in this part of the state the Union Pacific Railroad isn't far away, and it took the same basic route through here.

For that matter, so did the Lincoln Highway. So obviously, the southern route wasn't a bad one, and it was competitive with the Oregon Trail.

This marker is just north of Saratoga Wyoming.  While I don't know for sure, I suspect the two track visible in this photo is the actual trail.  In many places in Wyoming the trails remain quite visible.

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